Every Company is a Software Company

You cannot pick up a report from Gartner, McKinsey or BSG without hearing how your busines needs to “Digitally Transform”. As digital transformation becomes more and more mainstream, every business needs to understand one simple fact – regardless of what you are selling, all companies are software companies to some extent. Don’t believe us? Read on as we discuss the importance of business technology and how a company that incorporates software and technology in their operations can build a competitive advantage over the ones that do not. What is Digital Transformation? Digital Transformation is a broad term and has different [...]

Decide Consulting Announces STEM Scholarship Winner

Decide Consulting is proud to announce the winner of our 2020 STEM Scholarship winner - Abigail Penfield of the University of Missouri. Abigail is studying Biomedical Engineering and plans to graduate in 2023.Besides being an excellent student, she is active on campus. She is part of the Mizzou Engineering Student Council, the Public Relations Coordinator of NAESC and the Marketing Chair for TEDxMU. Her submission about why she wanted to pursue Biomedical engineering captured everything we hoped to hear from a student. Abigail responded to the scholarship by saying "I'm incredibly grateful for this scholarship that will financially assist me [...]

10 Good Tech Courses to Start in Quarantine

Now is a good time to start learning some skills for the next portion of your career. Here are some popular courses offered by Udacity. Udacity offers several “nanodegrees”. A nanodegree is a combination of 2-4 courses. Each course designed to be completed in about a month of part-time effort. They are reasonably priced. Prices range from $1000 – just over $2K. They are offering some discounts during the COVID period. It is a good time to expand your knowledge base and prepare for the next round of information technology projects. AI For Business Leaders You’ll develop foundational technical [...]

What Do Big Data Scientist Do?

Becoming a data scientist has become one of the most exciting jobs in information technology today. It is a job that is in high demand. People are curious about what it exactly is and what data scientists actually do. There is a misconception about what exactly the job of data scientist is. This is because unlike other jobs, there is no standard definition explaining this profession. Data scientists are often confused with data analyst and data engineers, but in reality, there is quite a lot separating these fields. A data scientist has knowledge and experience from different digital and [...]

SDLC Comparision: Agile vs DevOps

Agile and DevOps are often conflated and confused with each other. It’s often misunderstood where one stops and the other begins. While there are a lot of differences between the two, the short answer is that Agile is a Software Development Life Cycle that provides a methodology for delivering tech products and DevOps is a method to deliver those same technology products to those who need it. Agile When the Agile Manifesto was first written in 2001, it was a response to the waterfall-based methodologies. Waterfall approaches were heavy front-end specifications and hoping you covered everything. Inevitably, you didn’t. [...]